WIMU Regional Program

WIMU Regional Program
WIMU is the Washington–Idaho–Montana–Utah Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine. It is a partnership between the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Idaho Department of Animal, Veterinary and Food Sciences, the Montana Cooperative Program with Montana State University, and Utah State University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Students in the WIMU Regional Program benefit from hands-on experience and a big network. The class sizes at all three campuses (Washington State University, Montana State University, and Utah State University) provide personalized attention while offering opportunities for professional growth and the development of clinical, leadership, and interpersonal skills for all students throughout the WIMU Regional Program. Our graduates go on to be leading clinicians, diagnosticians, researchers, and professors around the world.

All prospective students, regardless of the state of residency, apply to the WIMU Regional Program through the online Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) by choosing Washington State University. Campus attendance and eligibility is determined by residency status at the time of application. 

Upon satisfactory completion of our program, the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree is conferred by the Regents of Washington State University. Although the University of Idaho, Montana State University, and Utah State University are partners in the program, all students receive their DVM degrees from WSU.


The WIMU Regional Program is comprised of three campuses. Under the WIMU Regional Program, students from Washington, Idaho, WICHE supported students, and up to 25 nonresidents complete all four years on the Washington State University Pullman campus. Utah residents and up to 10 nonresidents spend their first two years in Logan at Utah State University and years three and four at WSU Pullman. Montana residents spend their first year in Bozeman on the campus of Montana State University and their remaining three years at WSU Pullman.

Washington State University


Campus-WashingtonWhen you come to WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, you know you are someplace special. Founded in 1899, we are one of the longest established colleges of veterinary medicine in the country with one of the best equipped veterinary teaching hospitals in the nation. Each year our hospital treats thousands of patients including small animal, food animal, equine, and exotics.

We encourage our students to train at WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital their very first year. Our highly accomplished faculty work side-by-side with students providing hands-on experience right from the beginning. Courses in client communication, diagnostic challenges, and business skills give our students the tools they need to succeed.

Location: Pullman, Washington

City Population: 32,000

College of Veterinary Medicine: Admits up to 92 students from WA, ID, WICHE, and nonresident states.

Things to do: With a true four-season climate, beautiful rivers, nearby mountains, and  scenic mountain lakes, it’s easy to take advantage of a variety of excellent recreational activities including hiking, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, camping, and whitewater rafting. WSU is also a member of the PAC-12 athletic conference, offering exciting sporting events throughout the year. Visit the community life page for additional information about things to do in Pullman and surrounding areas.

Pullman Campus Program Brochure

Pullman Program Brochure

Montana State University


Campus-Montana Montana State University is a public university located in Bozeman, Montana. It is the state’s land grant university and primary campus in the Montana State University System. MSU is ranked in the top tier of US research institutions by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Classes are taught by faculty from several departments.

Montana residents spend their first year in Bozeman and then transfer to Pullman for their remaining three years. Bozeman is located in the beautiful Gallatin Valley, and is a safe and supportive community offering significant opportunities to combine a fantastic educational experience with the great outdoors.

Location: Bozeman, Montana

City Population: 41,000

Cooperative Veterinary Medical Program: Admits up to 10 students (MT residents only)

Things to do: The area offers amazing hiking and backpacking opportunities in the surrounding mountain ranges, and the skiing and fishing is some of the best in the country. Yellowstone National Park is a short drive to the south, offering year-round recreational activities.

Montana Cooperative Program Brochure
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Montana Program Brochure

Utah State University


Campus-UtahUtah State University is nationally and internationally recognized for its research in animal and biomedical sciences. The School of Veterinary Medicine offers an academically outstanding path to pursue a professional degree in veterinary medicine. Classes are taught by faculty from the Department of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences and are held in state-of-the-art teaching facilities on the Logan, Utah campus. With dedicated faculty and only 30 students per class, students experience a supportive environment for active learning.

Utah residents and nonresidents accepted into the program at the Logan campus will spend their first two years in Logan and then transfer to Pullman for their remaining two years. Logan sits in the heart of the Cache Valley, one of Utah’s hidden treasures. Cache Valley lies 83 miles north of Salt Lake City and is a land of dairy farms, small towns, and friendly people.

Location: Logan, Utah

City Population: 49,000

School of Veterinary Medicine: Admits up to 30 students from UT (20 students) and nonresident states (10 students).

Things to do: The majestic mountains provide outstanding all-season outdoor recreation, and there are plenty of historical, musical, and art events, plus numerous dining, lodging, and shopping offerings.

Utah Campus Program Brochure

Utah Program Brochure